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Why can't SharePoint URL encode filenames?

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  • This may be a rhetorical question, but why can't SharePoint url-encode filenames so it can accept files with any characters?

    File named "My File: Has symbols... & stuff.ppt"

    would become "My%20File%3A%20Has%20symbols...%20%26%20stuff.ppt" < and that works fine in a URL.

    Many other modern web apps handle this, and there are URL encoder/decoder functions readily available.  So why does SharePoint not do this?

    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:02 AM

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